Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

Metrolinx continues to build and expand along the Lakeshore East Line to improve journey times. See what has been happening and a look ahead at the work planned. The Lakeshore East Line is seeing a lot of construction activity lately, and work will continue to ramp up in support of building electrification infrastructure to bring … Continue reading Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Customers will be able to purchase items from vending machines at select GO and UP stations. Running low on hand sanitizer as you head to GO or UP Express? There’s a vending machine for that - and more. Metrolinx has introduced new safety vending machines that dispense personal protective equipment, like face coverings and disposable … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Starting this week, customers will notice more cleaning crews on GO buses, trains and in stations as the transit agency steps up cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Certain GO stations are also moving towards a self-serve model. Here’s what you need to know. Because safety never stops, Metrolinx is stepping up in-service cleaning efforts … Continue reading Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Man holding a handgun runs straight at officers outside of Union Station before being taken down Three transit special constables are being recognized for their heroic actions in stopping an armed robbery suspect outside of Union Station last month. Officers Stephan Fahel, 37, and Brent Strachan, 32, were wrapping up a call outside Union Station … Continue reading Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

Making your commute easier and more comfortable is something that GO Transit officials is always looking to do. With that in mind Metrolinx is testing new seats for the GO train. “We received feedback that some of the seats on our newer trains aren’t comfortable,” explained Director of Customer Care, Jessalynn Selby. “So, we’ve set … Continue reading Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled … Continue reading News Roundup